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Mulliken

Mulliken

[muhl-i-kuhn]
Mulliken, Robert Sanderson, 1896-1986, American chemist, b. Newburyport, Mass., Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1921. Mulliken taught at New York Univ. from 1926 to 1928 and then at the Univ. of Chicago from 1928 until he retired in 1985. He received the 1966 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of the molecular orbital method to analyze and describe chemical bonds and the electronic structure of molecules. Mulliken showed that the original electron configurations of atoms are changed into an overall molecular configuration when molecules are formed. His work disproved previous theories, which were based on the assumption that electron orbitals for atoms were static and that atoms combined like building blocks to form molecules.
Mulliken is a village in Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 557 at the 2000 census. The village is within Roxand Township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 557 people, 195 households, and 151 families residing in the village. The population density was 534.2 per square mile (206.8/km²). There were 201 housing units at an average density of 192.8/sq mi (74.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.23% White, 0.72% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.90% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.

There were 195 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $50,391, and the median income for a family was $52,375. Males had a median income of $41,094 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,181. About 1.4% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

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